(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "Report of the attorney general for the year ending .."

HOUSE No. 66. 



ANNUAL REPOET 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL, 



CMnwnkEMj uf ||lla00ac|ii5ett5, 



FOB 



1852 



BOSTON: 

WHITE & POTTER, PRINTERS TO THE STATE. 

1853. 



SI'ATE >iyuse. BOSTON. 



Die 271888 



Mar. '53.] HOUSE— No. 66. 



^ommon\BmUf^ of M^^^^tt^umttu. 



Attorney-General's Office, > 
March 15, 1853. 5 

To the Honorable George Bliss, Speaker of the House of 

Representatives : 

Sir: — I have the honor to transmit, through you, to the 
Legislature, the Annual Report of my predecessor in the office 
of Attorney-General of Massachusetts, Governor Clifford, enu- 
merating the cases conducted, and official business discharged 
by himself, together with abstracts and tabular statements pre- 
pared under my own direction, from the returns of the District 
Attorneys, showing the number of prosecutions during the last 
year, the offences prosecuted, the results thereof, the punish- 
ments awarded, and the costs arising thereon. 

All which is respectfully submitted, by 

RUFUS CHOATE, 

Attorney- General. 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



CASES 

Coyiductcd by the Attor7iey- General, from Jajiuary 1, 1852, to 
December 31, 1852. 

County of Suffolk. 

The Attorney-General, by Information, v. " The Trustees of 
the Hawes Fund." S. J. Court. 

Q,uo Warranto, for an alleged misapplication of a Public 
Charity. Signed the Information at the request of P. W. 
Chandler, Esq., counsel for the Relators. 

Otis Jacquins in Error v. The Commonwealth. 3 cases. 
S. J. Court — argued — judgments reversed. Plaintiff in Error 
sentenced to eight years in the State Prison. 

Commonwealth v. Wm. S. King. Larceny. S. J. Court. 
Exceptions from Municipal Court — exceptions argued and sus- 
tained. Case remanded to Municipal Court for new trial, or 
further proceedings. 

Com. V. William H. Davis. Cheatiiig by False Pretences. 
S. J. Court. Exceptions from Municipal Court — exceptions 
sustained by consent. Case remanded to Municipal Court. 

Com. V. Jos. Jennison. Violation City Ordinances, Boston. 
S. J. Court. Exceptions from Municipal Court. Nol. pros. 
entered by request of City Solicitor. 

Com. V. Cochituate Bank. Suit for Penalties. S. J. Court. 
Entered, answer filed, and placed on Trial Calendar for trial. 

Com. V. Thomas Davis, alias Wm. Bolitho. Murder. S. J. 
Court. Jury Trial before Shaw, Chief Justice, and Dewey 
and Metcalf, Justices. Farrar and Hudson, counsel for the pri- 
soner. Attorney-General and Park, District Attorney, for the 
Commonwealth. Verdict, Guilty ; Sentence, Death. 

President and Fellows of Harvard College in Equity v. The 
Society for Promoting Theological Education. S. J. Court. 
A suit instituted to effect a separation of the Theological School 
from Harvard College. Received, and acknowledged service, 
of a copy of the bill. 



1853.] HOUSE— No. 66. 5 

Com. V. John McGinnis. Resisting an Officer. S. J. Court. 
Exceptions from Municipal Court. Entered and continued for 
argument. 

Com. V. James C. McKie. Assault^ S^c. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from Municipal Court. Entered and continued for 
argument. 

Com. V. Isaac B. Sawtelle. Larceny. S. J. Court. Excep- 
tions from Municipal Court. Entered and continued for argu- 
ment. 

Com V. Barney Dolan. Larceny. S. J. Court. Exceptions 
from Municipal Court. Entered and continued for argument. 

Com. V. Joseph Drew. Liquor Law. S. J. Court. Excep- 
tions from Municipal Court. Entered and continued for argu- 
ment. 

Com. V. John Stafford. Murder. S. J. Court. Entered 
for arraignment and trial. 

Com. V. Hannah Thompson. Murder. S. J. Court. En- 
tered for arraignment and trial. 

County of Middlesex. 

Com. V. Wm. Sears. Arson. S. J. Court. Remanded to 
C. C. Pleas, having been erroneously certified into this Court 
as a capital indictment. 

Com. V. Patrick Coffee, and al. Murder. S. J. Court. Upon 
an examination of the Government testimony in this case, I 
was satisfied that the indictment could not be sustained, and, 
with the approbation of the Court, a nol. pros, was entered. 

Com. V. Ethan A. Crawford. Licetise Law. S. J. Court. 
Appeal from C. C. Pleas — argued — appeal dismissed. 

Com. V. Augustus Baker. License Law. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions overruled. Re- 
mitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. George Pope and al. Malicious Mischief. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — judgment ar- 
rested. 

Com. V. Clough & Ordway. Robbery. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions sustained. 

Com. V. Almira Wyman. Arson. S. J. Court. Exceptions, 
from C. C. Pleas — argued — continued for advisement. 



6 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

Com. V. Michael Rourke, Larceny. S. J. Court, Excep- 
tions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions overruled. Re- 
manded to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

In the following cases, which came into this Court upon 
exceptions from the C. C. Pleas, the exceptions were waived 
by the defendants, and the cases were remanded to the C. C. 
Pleas for sentence, viz. : 

Com. V. Samuel Huggins. License Law. 

Com. V. James O'Brien. License Law. 

Com. V. Daniel Cutting. Adultery. 

Same v. Same. Adultery. 

Com. V. Woodward. License Law. 

Com. V. Pinnock. License Law. 

The following cases, which were also entered in this Court 
upon exceptions from the C. C. Pleas, were continued for ar- 
gument : 

Com. V. Boston and Lowell Railroad Company. Nuisance. 

Com. V. Nashua and Lowell Railroad Company. Nuisance. 

Com. V. Almira Wyman. Arson. 

Com. V. Samuel F. Varney. Libel. 

Com. V. Andrew Moulton. License Laio. 

In the case Com. v. Kempton, License Laio, the defendant 

was defaulted on his recognizance. 

Com. V. Thomas Casey. > ir 7 a t <-. 

c o > Murder. S. J. Court. 

Same v. Same. ) 

Two indictments for the murder of O. Taylor and his wife, 

at Natick, found by the Grand Jury, and entered in this Court 

for arraignment and trial. 

County of Essex. 

Com. V. Wm. F. Hills. Receiving Stolen Goods. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued— exceptions over- 
ruled. 

Corn. V. John B. Savoy. Receiving Stolen Goods. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions 
overruled. 

Com. V. John B. Savoy. Receiving Stolen Goods. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions 
overruled. 



1853.] HOUSE— No. 66. 7 

Com. V. Josiah Herrick. Assault, S^^c. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — exceptions waived. Remanded to 
C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. Charles Fiirbush. Murder. S. J. Court. The 
trial of this cause, in consequence of my illness, was conducted 
by District Attorney Phillips. 

County of Hampshire. 

Com. V. Jacob W. Vaughn. Arson. S. J. Court. Excep- 
tions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions overruled, and 
remanded to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. Samuel W. Belden. Larceny. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions overruled, and 
remanded to C. C. Pleas for farther proceedings, on motion for 
new trial. 

County of Hampden. 

Com. V. John Loomey. Rape. 

Same v. William Caton. Rape. S. J. Court. These cases 
having been certified into this Court, and the act of the last 
session of the legislature, changing the punishment for the 
offence, having no saving clause with respect to pending prose- 
cutions, they were remanded, by order of the Court, to the C. 
C. Pleas, for proceedings in that Court. 

Com. V. Richard Walkley, Jr. Murder. S. J. Court. Jury 
trial before Dewey, Bigelow and Cushing, Justices. Counsel 
for prisoner, Bates and Soule. Counsel for Government, At- 
torney-General and District Attorney Sumner. Verdict, guilty; 
sentence, death. 

Com. by Information v. Hampden and Berkshire Turnpike 
Company. S. J. Court. Quo loarraiito filed, and order of 
notice issued. 

Com. V. Noah Wolcott. False Personation of Sheriff. S. 
J. Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued. Under ad- 
visement. 

Com. V. Elon Starkweather. Perjury. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued. Under advisement. 

Com. V. Barney Doherty. Assault, loith intent to Ravish. 



9 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

S. J. Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued. Under 
advisement. 

County of Berkshire. 

Com. V. Tenth Massachusetts Turnpike Company. Qiio 
warranto. S. J. Court. Argued by Attorney-General and 
District Attorney Sumner. Under advisement. 

Com. V. John Brown. Miu^der. S. J. Court. Prisoner 
arraigned, and pleaded guilty of manslaughter. Plea accepted 
by the Government. Sentence, three days solitary, and ten 
years hard labor in State Prison. 

County of Worcester. 

Com. V. William Hasty. Murder. S. J. Court. The trial 
of this cause was conducted by Ezra Wilkinson, Esq., District 
Attorney, Middle District, assisted by the District Attorney 
for Worcester, B. F. Newton, Esq. My official engagements 
in the Supreme Court of the United States, making my absence 
from the Commonwealth necessary at the time of the trial. 

Com. V. Margaret Kelly. License Law. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued — exceptions overruled. 
Remanded to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. James Greenhalgh. License Law. S. J. Court. 
Exceptions waived, and remitted to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V Wm. Miles. License Law. Three complaints and 
two indictments. Complaints nol. pross^d. Exceptions to the 
indictments overruled, and judgment thereon for the Common- 
wealth. 

County of Bristol. 

Com. V. Wooster Carpenter. Nuisance. S. J. Court. War- 
rant ordered for abatement of nuisance. 

Com. V. Ebenezer Fries. Larceny. S. J. Court. Excep- 
tions from C. C. Pleas — waived. Sentence, six months in the 
House of Correction, and fine $25. 

Com. V. Jacob W. Barney. Arson. S. J. Court. Excep- 
tions from C. C. Pleas — argued, and overruled. Sentence, 
State Prison for life. 



1853.] HOUSE— No. 66. 9 

Com. V. Jacob W. Barney. Malicious Burning. S. J. 
Court. Exceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued, and overruled. 

Com. V. Michael Carey. License Law. S. J. Court. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. Pleas — argued, and overruled. Remitted 
to C. C. Pleas for sentence. 

Com. V. Robert Stevens. Sci. Fac. S. J. Court — argued — 
exceptions overruled. Judgment for Commonwealth. 

On this docket the following cases, upon exceptions from the 
C. C. Pleas, were continued nisi for argument: 

Com. V. James White and al. Larceny. 

Com. V. Proprietors New Bedford Bridge. Nuisance. 

Com. V. Charles T. Paine and al. Larceny. 

Com. V. Moses Aibro. Liquor Law. 

Com. V. James Clough. Murder. S. J. Court. Jury trial 
before Shaw, Chief Justice, and Metcalf and Bigelow, Justices. 
Counsel for prisoner, Morton and Williams — counsel for Gov- 
ernment, Attorney-General and District Attorney Pratt. Ver- 
dict, guilty ; sentence, death, after one year's confinement in 
the State Prison. 

Supreme Court of the United States. 

Bill in Equity. Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. The 
Stale of Rhode Island, (fcc, to determine the boundary between 
the plaintiff and defendant States. Bill filed December Term, 
1852, and subpoena ordered by the Court, returnable at the next 
term. 

JOHN H. CLH^FORD, 

Attorney- General. 
January 1, 1853. 

2 



10 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



Table I. 
SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

2 

P-c 


1 

a 

3 


"3 
< 


2 

Ps 


u 

c 

1 

Pi 


o 

55 


^ 


-.a 

So 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ) 
loniously, , . ^ 


36 


18 


2 


2 


5 


6 


2 


1 


$1,518 21 


Against the person, ) 
not feloniously, . ^ 


222 


117 


12 


22 


20 


47 


1 


3 


4,460 11 


Against property, with ) 
Violence, . . ^ 


100 


51 


4 


7 


17 


10 


7 


4 


2,705 69 


Aga'st property, with- ) 
out violence, . ) 


427 


203 


28 


23 


89 


49 


15 


20 


9,923 26 


Other offences, 


662 


303 


14 


64 


125 


57 


49 


50 


8 027 72 


Total, . 


1447 


692 


60 


118 


256 


169 


74 


78 


26,634 99 


Assault and Battery, 


184 


92 


11 


20 


13 


46 


1 


1 


3,416 62 


Assault on Officer, . 


22 


16 


1 


- 


3 


- 


- 


2 


527 86 


Assault, Aggravated, 


15 


9 


- 


2 


4 


- 


- 


- 


501 18 


Assault, Felonious, . 


30 


16 


2 


2 


3 


4 


2 


1 


985 87 


Adultery, 


13 


5 


- 


- 


3 


5 


- 


- 


205 87 


Bigamy, . 


6 


1 


1 


- 


- 


1 


1 


2 


119 71 


Burglary, 


46 


22 


- 


1 


10 


7 


3 


s 


1,090 72 


Bail, 


45 


6 


- 


21 


7 


- 


- 


11 


332 91 


Counterfeit Money, . 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


136 28 


Conspiracy to Defraud, 


8 2 


- 


1 


2 


- 


2 


1 


214 84 


CaiTying Sling Shot, 


1 - 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 




15 67 


Cruelty to Horse, 


1 1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 57 


Conveying Liquor to ^ 
Prisoners, . . > 


2, 1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


43 59 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 
Table I. — Continued. 



11 



OFFENCES. 


.2 


a 
.2 

1 


i 

3 
< 


i 


.s 

c 


3 


1 
t 

< 


II 


COSTS. 


Drunkard, 


24 


9 


- 


1 


11 


- 


- 


3 


$274 28 


Disorderly House, . 


52 


29 


- 


3 


11 




6 


3 


805 56 


Disturbing Meeting, , 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


38 19 


Embezzlement, 


4 


1 


1 


- 




1 


1 


- 


57 78 


Extortion, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


~ 


1 


- 


- 


7 77 


False Pretences, 


42 


2 


- 


10 


13 


10 


7 


- 


629 14 


Forgery, . 


10 


1 


1 


- 


3 


1 


2 


2 


204 81 


Fornication, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


25 48 


Gaming, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


6 05 


Highway Robbery, . 


2 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


55 57 


House «fc Shop Break'g, 


35 


19 


1 


2 


6 


3 


3 


1 


1,119 66 


House of 111 Fame, . 


58 


22 


1 


2 


14 


6 


7 


6 


836 29 


Jail Breach, . 


4 


1 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


27 76 


Illegal Voting, 


1 




- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


14 19 


Infanticide, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


38 43 


Larceny, . 


334 


189 


23 


11 


58 


34 


4 


15 


7,743 76 


Lewdness, 


9 


4 


2 


- 


3 




- 


- 


201 30 


License Law, . 


286 


121 


8 


15 


57 


38 


25 


22 


2,674 86 


Libel, . 


] 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


21 92 


License Law & Dis- } 
orderly House, . ^ 


38 


28 


- 


2 


3 


- 


5 


- 


232 52 


Lunatic, . 


46 


46 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


708 54 


Letting House for X 
Brothel, . . \ 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


11 17 


Manslaughter, . 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


460 26 



12 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 
Table I. — Continued. 



OFFENCeS. 


3 

1 


i 

1 


1 
'3 
< 


•d 

i 

■3 


.5 


(3 

'A 


1 
I 

'A 




COSTS. 


Malicious Mischief, . 


4 


1 


- 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


$60 85 


Murder, 


*] 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


28 56 


Nuisance, . 


8 


2 


- 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


263 a3 


Night Walker, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 




9 92 


Not Stated, 


6 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


2 




225 84 


Perjury, 


6 


- 


- 


- 


1 


3 


1 


1 


77 59 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods 


31 


7 


3 


2 


15 


2 


1 


1 


1,108 29 


Robbery, . 


16 


8 


2 


4 


1 


- 


1 


1 


425 17 


Rescue, 


6 


G 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


192 97 


Rape, 


1 




- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


5 09 


Sell'g Lottery Tickets 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


75 68 


Sabbath Breaking, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


13 18 


Sending Challenge, 


I 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


14 45 


Sell'g Obscene Papers 


, 7 


1 


- 


6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


97 13 


Selling Unwholesome 
Meat, . 


\ : 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


9 05 


Second and Fourth 
Comers, 


\ n 


12 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


133 01 


Selling Mortgaged 
Property, 


\ : 




_ 


_ 


_ 


1 


_ 


_ 


11 14 


Tampering with Wit- 
ness, 


\ : 




- 


- 


- 




- 


1 


13 40 


Uttering Counterfeits, 


2 


2 




- 


- 




- 


- 


32 06 


Vagrancy, . 


2 




- 


- 


2 






- 


23 86 


Violation City Ord'cc 


2 


i 


1 


^ 


- 


- 


~ 


- 


13 44 


Total, . 


. 1447 


692 


i « 


118 


256 


169 74 


78 


26,634 99 



►Sent to Supreme Court. 



1853. 



HOUSE— No. 66. 



13 



Table II. Eastern District. 

Essex County Constitutes this District. 

COUNTY OF ESSEX. 



OFFENCES. 


3 


i 
1 


2 
1 


■6 
\ 

2 

P-, 

'A 


to 

if! 


5 


1 


:.i 

If 


COSTS. 


Against the person, ? 
feloniously, . . ^ 


7 


2 


1 


_ 


- 


4 


- 


- 


$433 18 


Against the person, ) 
not feloniously, . ^ 


58 


14 


5 


16 


16 


6 


- 


1 


801 61 


Aga'st property, with ? 
violence, . . ^ 


23 


9 


1 


1 


5 


3 


4 




532 97 


Aga'st property, with- ) 
out violence, . ^ 


76 


21 


9 


12 


11 


21 


1 


1 


2,332 57 


Other offences, . 


336 

500 


58 


15 


74 


131 


36 


15 


7 


4,^268 77 


Total, . 


104 


31 


103 


163 


70 


20 


9 


8,369 10 


Adultery, . 


6 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


215 17 


Assault and Battery, . 


30 


3 


3 


9 


11 


3 


- 


1 


304 72 


Assault on Officer, 


6 


3 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


83 55 


Assault, Indecent, 


3 


- 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


25 38 


Assault, Felonious, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


46 25 


Assault, Aggravated, . 


12 


6 


- 


3 


2 


1 


- 


- 


270 92 


Bad Road, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Bigamy, . 


3 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


74 98 


Burning Barn, . 


3 


1 


- 


2 




- 


- 




61 69 


Burglary, . 


20 


9 


1 


1 


3 


3 


3 


- 


396 35 


Bowling Alley, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Contempt of Court, . 


13 


6 


- 


A - 


- 


4 


- 


27 63 



14 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



Table II. — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


.2 

1 


1 
1 


'3 

o' 


1 


still Pending. 
No Bill. 


< 


Ph . 

§1 

Is 


COSTS. 


Common Barrator, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


.$19 08 


Conspiracy, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


11 87 


Disorderly House, 


6 


2 


1 


3 


- - 


- 


- 


156 91 


Disturbing Religious ? 
Meeting, . . ^ 


1 




- 


- 


1 - 


- 


- 


42 14 


Disturbing Peace, 


3 




- 


1 


1 1 


- 


- 


28 37 


Drunkard, . 


10 


4 


- 


2 


4 - 


- 


- 


120 45 


Embezzlement, 


3 


- 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


48 13 


Embracery, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 1 


- 


- 


- 


Exposure of Infant, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 1 


- 


- 


16 17 


False Pretences, . 


9 


2 


- 


- 


3 4 


- 


- 


276 63 


Forgery, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 1 




- 


9 11 


Gaming House, . 


16 


2 


2 


5 


7 - 


1 


- 


128 72 


Highway Robbery, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 - 


- 


- 


38 24 


Horse Stealing, . 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 - 


- 


- 


105 78 


Horse Killing, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 - 


- 


- 


69 45 


House of 111 Fame, . 


3 




- 


- 


1 2 


- 


- 


35 60 


Indecent Exposure, 


4 


1 


1 


- 


1 1 


- 


- 


75 35 


Illegal Voting, . 


2 


- 


- 


1 


1 - 


- 


- 


321 48 


Jail Breach, . 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- - 


- 


- 


59 23 


Killing Dog, 


1 




- 


- 


- 1 


- 


- 


28 93 


License Law, 


184 


30 


5 


42 


86 7 


8 


6 


1,565 85 


Lottery, setting up, &c.. 


6 


1 


- 


3 


2 - 


- 


- 


116 59 


Larceny, 


42 


13 


5 


6 


3 13 


1 


1 


1,230 61 


Lewd Cohabitation, 


2 


- 


1 " 






- 


- 


28 79 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 
Table II. — Continued. 



15 



OFFENCES. 


s 

i 

2 


i 

.2 

o 


5 
1 


•6 
\ 

'A 


to 

c 

1 




< 


i 

i| 

-.2 

11 


COSTS. 


Malicious Burning, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




- 


Malicious Mischief, . 


6 




- 


2 


3 


1 


- 




$113 17 


Manslaughter, . 


1 




- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


13 77 


Mayhem, . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


30 69 


Nuisance, . 


29 


- 


- 


5 


14 


10 


- 


- 


237 68 


Obstructing Highway, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Passing Counterfeit ) 
Money, . . .\ 


3 


- 


- 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


12 14 


Peddling, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


37 95 


Perjury, ... 


4 




- 


- 


1 


3 


- 


- 


55 84 


Rape, . . . 


1 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


326 30 


Rape, conspiring to > 
commit, . . .\ 


1 




- 




- 




- 


- 


- 


Rescue, . 


2 




1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


~ 


50 90 


Riot, 


15 




3 


4 


1 


4 


2 




499 96 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 


7 


3 


3 


_ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


575 48 


Resisting Officer, 


5 


2 


1 


1 


- 


1 


~ 


- 


105 58 


Running Toll, . 


2 


- 


_ 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


4 89 


Sabbath Breaking, 


1 


- 




1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


11 87 


Selling Obscene Books, 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


10 99 


Selling Mortg'd Property 


1 


- 


- 


- 




1 


- 


- 


8 11 


Selling Diseased Meat, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


87 53 


Smuggling Liquor in- ) 
to Jail, . . .\ 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20 50 


Sign, not keeping up, 


1 


1 


- 


- 






- 


- 


- 



16 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

Table II. — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 

s 

2 


1 

c 

5 


'3 

c 

•< 


£ 


s 

■a 
1 
1 


s 


1 

'A 


!l 
II 


COSTS. 


Surety, 
Threatening, 
Unlicensed Exhibition, 


4 
2 
1 


4 


1 


2 


- 


~ 




- 


.$50 95 
11 46 
63 22 


Total, . 


500 


104 


31 


- 


163 70 


20 


9 


8,369 10 



1S53.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 



17 



NORTHERN DISTRICT. 

The County of Middlesex constitutes this District. 
Table III. Northern District. 



OFFENCES. 


1 
2 


1 

c 


1 


£ 


s 


3 

o 


1 
1 




COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ? 
loniously, . . ^ 


6 


3 


- 


1 


- 


2 


- 


- 


$278 10 


Against the person, not ? 
feloniously, . . ^ 


41 


20 


7 


5 


2 


7 


- 


- 


1,137 65 


Against property, Avith ) 
violence, . . ^ 


13 


8 


1 


- 


1 


3 


- 


- 


298 77 


Against property, with- ) 
out violence, . . ^ 


61 


24 


12 


2 


4 


16 


1 


2 


1,929 87 


Other Offences, . 


118 


33 


7 


28 


20 


28 


- 


2 


2,106 37 


Total, . 


239 


88 


27 


30 


27 


56 


1 


4 


5,750 76 


Assault and Battery, . 


39 


19 


6 


5 


2 


7 


- 


- 


1,091 92 


Assault on Officer, . 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


45 73 


Assault, Felonious, . 


5 


3 




- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


208 57 


Adultery, . 


12 


5 


- 


1 


1 


3 


- 


2 


252 06 


Arson, 


8 


1 


2 


1 


2 


2 


- 


- 


690 19 


Bigamy, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Bribery, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


15 93 


Burglary, . 


5 


1 


1 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


63 03 


Counterfeit Money, . 


3 


- 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


57 13 


Conspiracy, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


30 52 


Clandestine Marriage, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


16 51 



18 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

Table III. — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


£ 


1 


i 
< 


i 


1 

1 


S 
^ 


-6 

i 

'A 


i 

II 


COSTS. 


Drunkenness, . 


G 


6 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$56 06 


Disturbing Peace, 


1 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 50 


Disorderly House, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


56 42 


Escape, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25 58 


Embezzlement, . 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


17 31 


False Election Return, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


73 00 


False Pretences, 


2 


- 


1 


- 




1 


- 


- 


77 83 


Forgery, . 


4 


1 


I 






- 


- 


2 


161 94 


Fornication, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


43 45 


Furious Driving, 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


_ 


- 


- 


17 67 


Giving Rum to Prison-? 
ers, . . . S 


1 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


6 95 


House of 111 Fame, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


10 78 


Idle and Dissolute Per- ? 
son, ... 5 


1 


1 


_ 


- 


- 




- 


- 


14 28 


Larceny, . 


42 


22 


G 


1 


2 


10 


1 


- 


925 47 


License Law, . 


42 


8 


3 


18 


4 


9 


- 


- 


707 63 


Libel, 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


39 70 


Lascivious Cohabitation, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


53 31 


Lottery, 


3 


- 


~ 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


16 52 


Malicious Mischief, . 


9 


4 


1 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


270 57 


Murder, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


69 53 


Nuisance, . 


9 


- 


- 


- 


6 


3 


- 


- 


49 25 


Obscene Print, . 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


32 67 


Obstructing Railroad, 


' 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


80 11 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 
Table III. — Continued. 



19 



OFFENCES. 


i 

.2 

3 


1 


3 

< 


1 

■3 

'A 




S 


1 

'A 


-.a 


COSTS. 


Perjury, . 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


$13 95 


Riot,. 


3 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


100 33 


Robbery, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17 22 


Shop Breaking, . 


6 


6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


218 52 


Selling Unwholesome ? 
Provisions, . . \ 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


~ 




36 32 


Selling Unmeasured } 
Wood, . . .\ 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


7 07 


Slung Shot, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Trespass, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Threatening, . 


4 


- 


1 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


48 96 


Violation of Dog Law, 


1 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


- 


16 27 


Total, . 


239 


88 


27 


30 


27 


H ' 


' 


5,750 76 



20 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



SOUTHERN DISTRICT. 



This District comprises the Counties of Bristol, Nantucket, 

Barnstable and Dnkes County. 

Table IV. Southern District. 

BRISTOL COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


a 

a 

S 

e-( 


c 
.2 

c 

5 


1 

< 


2 

•3 
'A 


c 

f 

5 




1 


§1 

ft" 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fc- ? 
loniously, . . ^ 

Against the person, ? 
not feloniously, . I 

Against property, with ? 
violence, . . ^ 

Against property, with- ? 
out violence, . . ^ 

Other Offences, 


9 
34 

49 

48 
145 


5 
15 

38 

34 

69 


2 
3 

1 

3 

10 


2 

2 

2 

1 
8 


8 

6 

6 
20 


2 

2 

4 
25 


3 


4 
10 


$872 00 

767 94 

694 13 

1,041 45 
2,184 24 


Total, . 


285 


161 19 


15 


40 


33 


3 


14 


5,559 76 


Adultery, . 

Arson, 

Assault with intent to ? 
Kill, . . .1 

Assault with intent to ? 
Ravish, . . . ^ 

Assault on Officer, . 

Assault, Aggravated, . 

Assault and Battery, . 

Burglary, . 

Burning Barn, . 


7 
2 

2 

4 

1 
7 
26 
5 
2 


1 

1 

3 

7 
8 
3 

1 


1 
1 

3 


1 
2 


1 

8 
2 

1 


1 
2 


3 


1 

1 
3 


135 03 
50 92 

84 37 

406 55 

63 47 
358 13 
346 34 
119 20 
286 01 



1853. 



HOUSE— No. 66. 

Table IV. — Continued. 



21 



OFFENCES. 


1 




1 
1 


•6 
S 

•3 

'A 


1 


S 


< 




COSTS. 


Breaking and entering ? 
Public Buildings, . \ 


7 


6 


_ 


- 


1 




- 


- 


$36 74 


Disorderly House, 


4 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


78 94 


Disturbing lawful As- ? 
sembly, . . .\ 


2 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


73 56 


Drunkenness, . 


17 


7i 2 

1 


- 


4 


- 


- 


4 


225 43 


Embezzlement, . 


1 




- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Forgery, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24 67 


Gaming House, 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


33 28 


Hawking & Peddling, 


2 


1 


_ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


31 07 


Jail Breach, 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


16 98 


Larceny, . 


40 


30 


2 


1 


5 


2 


- 


- 


676 69 


License Law, . 


56 


30 


3 


5 


8 


5 


- 


5 


1,130 75 


Malicious Mischief, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Murder, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


177 83 


Neglect'g to aid Officers, 


5 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 




- 


68 65 


Nuisance, 


17 


5 


1 


- 


1 


10 


- 


- 


136 73 


Obstructing Railroad, 


2 


- 


2 




- 


- 


- 


- 


43 51 


Obtaining Money by ? 
Threats, . ' .\ 


1 


- 


* 




- 


1 




- 


3 16 


Permitting Prisoner to ? 
Escape, . . \ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


30 72 


Procuring Abortion, . 


2 


- 


1 


1 






- 


- 


203 25 


Robbery, . 





4 


, - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


114 15 


Surety of Peace, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


28 15 


Scire Facias, . 


26 


21 


- - 


5 


- 


- 


- 


134 60 



22 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

Tarle IV. — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


i 
g 


i 
1 

1 


< 


■d 

2 
h 




3 


o 

'A 


1. 

11 

Q 


COSTS. 


Shop Breaking, . 

Torturing Animals, . 

Uttering Counterfeit 
Money, . 


3] 

1 

1 


25 
1 


1 


1 


3 


1 

1 


_ 




$424 04 

10 84 


Total, . . . 


285 


161 


19 


15 


40 


33 


3 


14 


5,559 76 



1853. 



HOUSE— No. 66. 



23 



Table V. Southern District — Cotitinued. 
BARNSTABLE, NANTUCKET, AND DUKES COUNTY. 



















i 




OFFENCES. 


c 

3 

1 
g 

1^ 


S 

3. 

c 

5 


3 

< 


■d 


a 

3 


1 
12; 


1 


-'5 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ? 
JonioLisly, . . \ 


1 


- 


- 


- 




1 




- 


$10 73 


Against the person, } 
not feloniously, . ^ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


Against property, with ? 
violence, . . \ 


9 


6 


- 


1 




2 


- 


- 


116 48 


Against property ,with- ? 
out violence, . . \ 


13 


9 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


214 74 


Other Offences, . 


29 


18 


1 


2 


6 


2 


- 


- 


315 99 


Total, . 


53 


33 


2 


3 


8 


7 


- 


- 


657 94 


Assault and Battery, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Assault with intent to ) 
Ravish, . . .\ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


10 73 


Disturbing Meeting . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


11 59 


Larceny, . 


13 


9 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


214 74 


License Law, 


20 


4 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


191 81 


Malicious Mischief, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


63 83 


Nuisance, . 


4 


1 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


_ 


27 19 


Perjury, . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21 57 


Shop B'kg & Larceny, 


9 


6 


- 


1 


- 


2 


- 


- 


116 48 


Surety of Peace, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Total, . 


53 


33 


2 


3J 8 


7 


- 


- 


657 94 



24 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



Table VI. Recapitulatiom. Whole Number in the 
SouTHEUN District. 



OFFENCES 


3 


i 

a 

a 
5 


s 

S 

s 
c 


1 

'A 


c 

Ah 
S 


5 

'A 


1 

1 
< 

'A 




COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ? 
loniously, . . ^ 


10 


5 


2 


2 


_ 


1 


- 




$882 73 


Against the person, not ? 
feloniously, . . ^ 


35 


15 


3 


2 


9 


2 


- 


4 


767 94 


Against property, with > 
violence, . . ^ 


58 


44 


1 


3 


6 


4 


- 




810 61 


Against property,with- ) 
out violence, . . ^ 


61 


43 


4 


1 


7 


6 


- 


- 


1,256 19 


Other Offences, 


174 


87 


11 


10 


26 


27 


3 


10 


2,500 23 


Total, . 


338 


194 


21 


18 


48 


40 


3 


14 


6,217 70 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 



25 



SOUTH-EASTERN DISTRICT. 

This District comprises the Counties of Norfolk and Plymouth, 
and was formed May 20, 1852, by taking Norfolk from the 
Middle, and Plymouth from the Southern District. 

Table VII. South-Eastern District. 



COUNTY OF NORFOLK. 

[From May 20, to Dec. 31, 1852.] 



OFFENCES. 


1 


1 

o 




i 


1 
111 


S 

'A 


< 

'A 


= 1 
.So 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ) 
loniously, . . ^ 


5 


- 


- 


- 


1 


4 


- 


- 


$243 22 


Against the person, not ? 
feloniously, . . ^ 


15 


7 


1 


- 


1 


5 


- 


1 


342 91 


Against property, with ? 
violence, . . \ 


29 


24 


- 


- 


3 


2 


- 


- 


6-29 50 


Against property ,with- ) 
out violence, . , ^ 


20 


10 


6 


- 


1 


2 


- 


1 


795 58 


Other Offences, 


74 


31 


4 


12 


13 


12 


_ 


2 


1,312 31 


Total, . 


143 


72 


11 


12 


19 


25 


- 


4 


3,323 52 


Adultery, . 


5 


1 


- 






4 


- 


- 


146 52 


Arson, 


4 


1 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


429 13 


Assault and Battery, . 


12 


7 


1 


- 


- 


3 


- 


1 


308 51 


Assault on Officer, . 


3 


- 


- 




1 


2 


- 


- 


34 40 


Attempt to Kill, 


1 


- 


- 






1 


- 


- 


21 20 


Bigamy, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


43 01 


Counterfeit Money, . 


1 


- 




- 


■ 


- 


- 


- 


- 



26 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

Table VII. — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

3 
I 


1 

§ 


S 


■a 

s 
(^ 

1 


s 
35 




i 
I 

'A 


11 


COSTS. 


Causinj^ Death R. R. } 
Passenger, . . \ 


1 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


~ 


Cheating, . 


5 


1 


- 




- 


2 


- 


2 


$120 87 


Contempt of Court, . 


3 


1 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 21 


Disorderly House, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


~ 


1 


- 


- 


207 21 


Drunkard, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


17 51 


House & Shop Break'g, 


29 


24 


- 


- 


3 


2 


- 


- 


629 50 


Illegal Voting, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


License Law, . 


26 


12 


4 


1 


8 


1 


- 


- 


333 00 


Larceny, . 


15 


9 


4 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


366 45 


Malicious Mischief, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


44 81 


Murder, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


222 02 


Nuisance, . 


16 


2 


- 


9 


4 


1 


- 


- 


232 81 


Perjury, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Riot, .... 


8 


8 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


106 46 


Scire Facias, . 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 10 


Threatening, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


35 80 


Total, . 


143 


72 


11 


12 


19 


25 




4 


3,323 52 



1853. 



HOUSE— No. 61). 



27 



Table VIII. South-Eastern District — Contmued. 
PLYMOUTH COUNTY. 

[From Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 185'2.] 



OFFENCES. 


i 

I 
I 


"? 


Z 

'5 

c 

< 


1 

Pi 


1 


S 


i 

'A 




COSTS. 


Ag-ainst the person, fc- ? 
loniously, . . \ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


$30 24 


Against tlie person, not ? 
feloniously, . . \ 


7 


3 


1 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


160 63 


Against property, with ? 
violence, . . ^ 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Against property, with- ? 
out violence, . . ^ 


15 


6 


1 


- 


4 


4 


- 


- 


422 30 


Other Offences, 


36 


15 


3 


3 


9 


4 


- 


^ 


667 90 


Total, . 


59 


24 


5 


4 


14 


10 


- 


2 


1,281 07 


Assault and Battery, . 


G 


3 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


145 98 


Assault on an Officer, 


1 


- 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


14 65 


Arson, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 






- 


- 


Cheating, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


~ 


18 87 


Disturbing Peace, . 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


26 41 


Embezzlement, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


14 19 


Gaming, . 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


76 48 


Larceny, . 


10 


6 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


389 24 


License Law, . 


17 


9 


- 


1 


6 


1 


- 


- 


235 16 


Lewdness, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


25 30 


Malicious Mischief, . 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


137 61 



28 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

Table YIII. — Contimied. 



OFFENCES. 


a 


1 


m 

"5 

< 


t 

'A 


i 

■a 
g 
Pi 

i 




i 

I 
< 

'A 


^6 

§1 

II 




COSTS. 


Nuisance, 
Peddling, , 
Perjury, . 
Polygamy, 
Rape, 
Threatening, 


7 


2 
1 


1 
1 


- 


3 


1 
1 


- 


1 

1 


$82 67 

29 93 
24 76 
12 15 

30 24 
17 43 


Total, . 


59 


24 


5 


4 


" 


10 




2 


1,281 07 



1853.] HOUSE— No. 66. 

Table IX. Recapitulation. 
Whole Number in the South-Eastern District. 



29 



OFFENCES. 


i 

•2 

i 


1 

1 


'3 


1 

O 
iZi 


1 

1 

i 


5 


1 

I 

■< 

'A 




COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ) 
loniously, . . ^ 


6 


- 




- 


1 


5 




- 


$273 46 


Against the person, not ? 
feloniously, . . ^ 


22 


10 


2 


1 


2 


6 


_ 


1 


503 54 


Against property, with > 
violence, . . \ 


29 


24 




- 


3 


2 


- 


- 


629 50 


Against property, with- } 
out violence, . '. ^ 


35 


16 


7 


~ 


5 


6 


- 


1 


1,217 88 


Other Offences, . 


110 


46 


7 


15 


22 


16 


- 


4 


1,980 21 


Total, . . . 


208 


96 


16 


16 


33 


35 


- 


6 


4,604 59 



30 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



MIDDLE DISTRICT. 

The County of Worcester constitutes this District, from May 
20, 1852; previous to that date it comprised the Counties 
of Worcester and Norfolk. 

Table X. Middle District. 



COUNTY OF WORCESTER, 

[Including Norfolk, till May 20, 1852.] 



OFFENCES. 


1 


1 

c 

5 


'3 


1 

•3 

'A 


1 

CO 




i 
i 


It 


COSTS, 


Against the person, ? 
feloniously, . . ^ 


9 


5 


2 


- 


. 


- 


- 


- 


$643 13 


Against the person, ? 
not feloniously, . ^ 


59 


19 


11 


14 


14 


1 


- 


- 


1,441 69 


Aga'st property, Avith ? 
violence, . . ^ 


13 


11 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




595 20 


Aga'st property, with- > 
out violence, . ^ 


59 


28 


5 


5 


7 


14 


- 




1,986 02 


Other Offences, . 


211 

351 


63 


22 


46 


54 


22 


- 


4 


4,524 53 


Total, . 


126 


41 


65 


77 


38 




4 


9,190 57 


Adultery, . 


8 


2 


3 


1 


2 






- 


290 68 


Arson, 


4 


3 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


722 59 


Assault and Battery, . 


55 


18 


11 


14 


11 


1 




- 


1,399 96 


Assault on Officer, . 


4 


1 


- 


- 


3 




- 




41 73 


Assault, Felonious, . 


f) 


4 


2 


- 


- 


- 




- 


228 76 


Bigamy, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


5 44 


Burglary, . 


13 


11 


1 


- 


- 


1 




- 


461 32 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 

Table X. — Continued. 



31 



OFFENCES. 


1 


i 

.a 
> 


3 
< 


! 


1 


5 


1 




COSTS. 


Breach City Ordinance, 


1 


- 


- 


1 




- 


_ 




$36 19 


Cheating, . 


8 


3 


- 


- 


1 


4 


- 


- 


194 02 


Contempt of Court, . 


10 


6 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 




30 78 


Conspiracy, 


1 




~ 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Disorderly House, 


5 


4 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


118 55 


Disturbing Peace, 


8 


1 


1 


5 


1 


- 


- 


- 


132 27 


Drunkard, . 


16 


4 


2 


3 


7 


- 


- 


- 


322 21 


Driving without Bells, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


38 88 


Disturbing Meeting, . 


1 


1 


_ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


7 98 


Forgery, . 


3 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


133 88 


Gaming, . .* 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


33 24 


Larceny, . 


38 


17 


5 


5 


4 


7 


- 


- 


1,017 99 


License Law, 


103 


39 


10 


25 


21 


8 


- 


- 


2,668 37 


Lottery Tickets, selling. 


7 


- 


5 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


302 50 


Libel, 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


7 92 


Lewd Cohabitation, . 


1 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


26 22 


Malicious Mischief, . 


5 


1 


- 


1 


- 


3 


- 


- 


138 46 


Manslaughter, . 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


98 11 


Murder, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


316 26 


Nuisance, . 


14 


1 


- 


2 


7 


4 


- 




120 54 


Perjury, . 


5 


1 


1 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


204 73 


Receiv'g Stolen Goods, 


4 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


26 86 


Selling Mortg'd Pro- ) 
party, . . .\ 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


18 45 



32 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [xMarch, 

Table X. — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


1 
3 


m 

S 

.2 

5 


1 
1 


■i 

'A 


. c 

1 


1 
^ 


1 

i 

'A 


11 


COSTS. 


Scire Facias, 

Sign, not keeping up. 

Uttering Counterft Coin, 


20 

1 
1 


3 


_ 


3 


10 

1 


1 


- 


4 


$39 57 
6 11 


Total, . 


351 


126 


41 


65 


77 


38 


- 


4 


9,190 57 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 



33 



WESTERN DISTRICT. 

This District comprises the Counties of Hampshire, Hampden, 
Franklin and Berkshire. 

Table XL Western District. 

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


•B 

1 


1 

a 


5 
'3 

a' 

< 


2 


a 


S 
1^ 


•d 
< 


I, 

g| 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ) 
loniously, . . ^ 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Against the person, not ? 
feloniously, . . ^ 


12 


1 


- 


1 


9 


1 


- 


- 


$73 65 


Against property, with ) 
violence, . . ^ 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Against property, with- ) 
out violence, . ^ 


54 


14 


4 


4 


25 


7 


- 


- 


1,682 61 


Other Offences, 


71 


15 


- 


1 


51 


4 


- 


- 


382 06 


Total, . 


137 


30 


4 


6 


85 


12 


- 


- 


2,138 32 


Arson, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


35 16 


Assault and Battery, 


12 


1 


- 


1 


9 


1 


- 


- 


73 65 


Burning Barn, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


115 54 


Conspiracy, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Disorderly House, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


33 05 


Drunkard, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


_ 


Embezzlement, . 


3 


- 


- 


1 


1 


1 


- 


- 


31 63 


False Pretences, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


11 26 


Gaming House, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


4 64 



34 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

Table 'XI. -^-Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


i 


1 
a 

c 

5 


< 


1 

'A 


to 
B 

c 


S 


1 

'A 


P 


COSTS. 


Jail Breach, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Larceny, . 


37 


1] 


4 


2 


15 


5 


- 


- 


$836 27 


Lewdness, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


13 42 


Malicious Mischief, 


2 


- 


- 




2 


- 


- 


- 


443 51 


Malicious Burning, . 


3 


o 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


185 51 


Nuisance, . 


13 


2 


- 


- 


9 


2 


- 


- 


53 45 


Perjury, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


69 81 


Riot, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


39 63 


Scire Facias, 


11 


- 


- 


- 


11 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Selling Mortg'd Property 


1 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23 73 


Selling Liquor, . 


30 


10 


- 


1 


19 


- 


- 


- 


168 06 


Violation Pedlar Law, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Total, 


137 


30 


4 


6 


85 


12 


- 


- 


2,138 32 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 



35 



Table XII. Western District — Contiiiued. 
HAMPDEN COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


3 
i ■ 

2 


a 
5 

5 


i 
1 


t 




d 
5 
1 


1 
1 


- a 
It 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, 


\ 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


$342 91 


Against the person, no 
feloniously, . 


\ 


16 


5 


- 


6 


4 


- 


- 


1 


518 90 


Against property, Avitl 
violence, 


\ 


2 


- 


- 




2 


- 


- 


- 


186 52 


Ag'nst property, witli 
out violence, . 


\ 


39 


13 


- 


4 


13 


8 


- 


1 


1,347 71 


Other Offences, . 




95 


10 


1 


7 


58 


14 


- 


5 


2,770 10 


Total, . . 


155 


29 


1 


17 


79 


22 


- 


7 


5,166 14 


Adultery, . 




10 


2 


- 


- 


4 


4 


- 


- 


341 15 


Arson, 




2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 




- 


119 22 


Assault and Battery, 




11 


2 


- 


6 


2 


- 


_ 


1 


389 69 


Assault on Officer, 




5 


3 


- 


- 


2 


- 


~ 


- 


129 21 


Bad Road, 




3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 




1 


62 12 


Brawler, , 




2 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


26 40 


Bigamy, . 




1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


49 17 


Burglary, . 




1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


142 95 


Default as Witness, 




2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


14 67 


Drunkenness, 




5 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


2 


66 29 


Disturbing Meeting, 




4 


- 


- 


- 


2 


2 


- 


- 


118 97 



36 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 

Table XII. — Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


3 


.1 
> 


< 


'A 


1 


S 
1 


1 
I 

'A 


11 


COSTS. 


Embezzlement, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


$72 81 


False Pretences, 


4 


- 


- 


1 


1 


2 


- 


- 


114 57 


Forgery, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


61 22 


Gaming House, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


19 52 


House of 111 Fame, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


106 31 


License Law, . 


28 


- 


- 


1 


25 


1 


- 


1 


1,017 73 


Lewdness, 


3 


- 


- 


1 


- 


2 


- 


- 


82 88 


Libel, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


43 54 


Larceny, . 


28 


13 


- 


3 


7 


4 


- 


1 


930 48 


Malicious Mischief, . 


3 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


75 35 


Murder, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


206 17 


Nuisance, . 


6 


- 




1 


4 


- 


- 


1 


75 80 


Passing Counterfeit ? 
Money, . . S 


1 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


9 09 


Pretending to be an ? 
Officer, . . . S 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


" 


- 


- 


70 55 


Perjury, . 


6 


1 


- 


1 


3 


1 


- 


- 


414 74 


Rape, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


136 74 


Robbery, . 


] 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


43 57 


Sabbath Breaking, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


22 58 


Scire Facias, . 


10 


2 


- 


- 


8 


- 


- 


- 


44 14 


Selling Lottery Tick- ? 
ets, . . -S 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25 60 


Travelling without ? 
Bells, . . .\ 


1 


- 






1 


- 


- 


- 


38 72 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 

Table XII. — Contmued. 



37 

























to 














«,• 






'^ 






■a 






ii 






OFFENCES. 




5 
> 


1 

3 


s 


1 


S 




^1 


COSTS. 


























^ 


< 


!^' 


CC 


;^ 


i^i 







Trespass, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


$40 32 


Threatening to Burn, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


21 10 


Unlicensed Exhibition, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


32 77 


Total, . 


,55 


" 


1 


17 79 


22 


- 


7 


5,166 14 



38 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



Table XIII. Western District — Continued. 
FRANKLIN COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


3 


1 


« 
'3 

< 


I 

■A 


B 


o 
!<5 


i 

a 
o 
'A 


11 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ? 
loniously, . . \ 

Against the person, not ) 
feloniously, . . \ 

Against property, with ? 
violence, . . ^ 

Against property, Avith- ? 
out violence, . . \ 

Other Offences, 


3 

7 

7 
43 


31 


1 

1 


1 
1 

2 


6 

2 

9 


- 


- 




$223 75 
171 44 

198 90 
672 18 


Total, . 


GO 


37 


2 


4 


17 


- 


- 


- 


1,260 27 


Adultery, . 

Assault and Battery, . 

Assault on Officer, 

Assault with Danger- ) 
ous Weapon, . . ^ 

As't with intent to Ravish 

Bowling Alley, . 

Contempt of Court, . 

Concealing Death of? 
Bastard Children, .> 

Forgery, . 

Larceny, . 


2 
4 
3 

1 

2 
1 
2 

1 

2 

4 




1 


1 

1 


1 
3 
3 

2 
2 


~ 


- 




01 25 
127 83 
43 61 

62 57 

161 18 
39 23 

49 82 

57 20 
79 11 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 
Table XIII. — Continued. 



39 



OFFENCES. 


1 


c 


< 


1 

'A 


1 


S 

'A 


■6 
1 


It 


COSTS. 


Lewdness, 
License Law, . 
Malicious Mischief, . 
Nuisance, . 
Perjury, 
Stealing, . 


2 

29 
1 
4 
1 
1 


27 
1 

1 


' 


1 
1 


1 

1 

3 

1 


- 


~ 


- 


$39 44 
386 20 
25 14 
12 89 
58 21 
62 59 


Total, . 


60 


37 


2 


4 


17 


- 




- 


1,266 27 



40 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



Table XIV. Western District — Continued. 
BERKSHIRE COUNTY. 



OFFENCKS. 




1 


< 


g 

"A 


1 

Ph 
1 


o 
'A 


i 
1 


!.i 
It 

q 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ? 
loniously, . . ^ 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


_ 


1 


$455 93 


Against the person, ? 
not feloniously, . ^ 


25 


G 


1 


6 


5 


5 


- 


2 


611 20 


Against property, with ? 
violence, . . ^ 


3 


2 


- 




- 


- 


- 


1 


72 34 


Against property,with- > 
out violence, • . \ 


32 


16 


3 


1 


5 


7 


- 


- 


938 57' 


Other Offences, . 


96 


22 


2 


4 


56 


10 


- 


2 


1,355 67 


Total, . 


159 


47 


6 


11 


m 


23 




6 


3,433 71 


Adultery, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


47 70 


Assault and Battery, . 


25 


6 


1 


6 


5 


5 


- 


2 


611 20 


Assault, Felonious, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


1 


64 55 


Burglary, . 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


72 04 


Bad Road, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


4 50 


Cruelty to Horse, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


1 


30 


Drunkard, 


4 


- 


- 


1 


3 




- 


- 


13 58 


False Pretences, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


78 43 


Forgery, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


2 50 


Larceny, . 


27 


15 


2 


1 


4 


5 


- 


- 


828 65 


License Law, . 


77 


18 


- 


3 


47 


7 




2 


880 40 


Manslaughter, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


_ 


325 84 



1853.] 



HOUSE— No. 66. 
Table XIV. — Continued. 



41 



OFFENCES. 


1 
1 

1 


.2 
•1 

B 
O 


1 
< 


I 

■i 




3 
1 




1 

ft 


COSTS. 


Murder, 

Malicious Mischief, . 

Nuisance, . 

Not keeping School, , 

Pass'g Counter'ft Money, 

Perjury, . 

Quo Warranto, . 

Sabbath Breaking, 

Scire Facias, 


1 
3 
3 

2 


3 
1 


1 

1 
1 


- 


1 

1 

2 


1 

1 

1 


- 


- 


$65 54 
178 45 

90 58 
10 02 
28 99 
36 14 
86 18 
8 12 


Total, . . . 


159 


47 


6 


11 


(^<o 


23 


- 


6 


3,473 31 



42 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [March, 



Table XV. Recapitulation. 
Whole Number in the Western District. 



OFFENCES 


3 

i 


.2 

5 


_2 
'3 


■6 
1 


sib 
1 


d 

S 

1 


1 


It 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ? 
loniously, . . ^ 


9 


3 


1 


1 


2 


1 


- 


1 


$1,022 59 


Against the person, not ) 
feloniously, . . ^ 


GO 


13 


1 


13 


24 


6 


- 


3 


1,375 19 


Against property, with ) 
violence, . . ^ 


5 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


1 


258 86 


Against property,with- ? 
out violence, . . ^ 


132 


47 


7 


10 


45 


22 


- 


1 


4,167 79 


Other Offences, 


3D5 


78 


4 


14 


274 


28 




7 


5,180 01 


Total, . . . 


511 


143 


13 


38 


» 


57 


- 


13 


12,004 44 



1853. 



HOUSE— No. 66. 



43 



Table XVI. 

Showing the whole Amount of the Criminal Business in the 
Commonwealth. 



OFFENCES. 


1 
1 
£ 


a 
§ 


i 


1 




i3 


i 
< 

'A 


^6 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- ? 
loniously, . . ^ 


83 


36 


8 


6 


10 


,9 


2 


2 


15,051 40 


Against the person, not ? 
feloniously, . . ^ 


497 


208 


41 


73 


87 


75 


1 


12 


10,487 73 


Against property, with ? 
violence, . . ) 


241 


149 


8 


11 


34 


23 


11 


5 


5,831 60 


Against property, with- ? 
out violence, . . ^ 


851 


382 


72 


53 


168 


134 


17 


25 


22,813 58 


Other Offences, . 


1916 


668 


80 


251 


552 


214 


67 


84 


28,587 84 


Total, . 


3588 


1443 


209 


394 


851 


465 


98 


128 


72,772 15 



/